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Sound & Music
From the sonic research and acoustic studies in our School of Communication, to sound design in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, and music composition in the School for the Contemporary Arts, our faculty offers a broad range of programs and courses related to sound and music.
School of Communication
Our School of Communication houses SFU’s Sonic Research Studio which contains a wealth of archival materials in soundscape studies and acoustic ecology, along with cutting edge research in soundscape composition, sonification for social change, and cultural studies of sound and music.
School of Interactive Arts & Technology
Students in our School of Interactive Arts and Technology learn about sound design and audio engineering as it relates to film and multimedia projects, user experience design, and video games. Researchers in SIAT also engage in sound-based research practices including generative music created by AI.
School for the Contemporary Arts
Renowned for its innovative and experimental approach to music through its focus on composition, our music program offers a unique, interdisciplinary experience and the opportunity to collaborate on film, dance, theatre, and visual art projects during the course of your degree.
Sound & Music Stories
CBC's Connie Walker discusses reporting Indigenous stories at SFU's Emerging Leaders in Publishing Summit [Video] March 08, 2019
By Tessa Perkins Deneault As part of the 2019 Emerging Leaders in Publishing Summit, SFU’s...
Musical memories refreshed: Olo Radio gives Last FM users a new way to interact with their music-streaming history November 07, 2019
Imagine accessing an archive of all the songs you’ve ever listened to—organized by the time of day,...
A career inspired by life's challenges September 20, 2017
At the beginning of his journey at SCA, Sammy Chien considered himself an experimental filmmaker....